/ wʊd; NAmE / noun
[ U , C ] the hard material that the trunk and branches of a tree are made of; this material when it is used to build or make things with, or as a fuel :
He chopped some wood for the fire.
a plank of wood
All the furniture was made of wood .
a wood floor
furniture made of a variety of different woods
—see also dead wood , hardwood , softwood , wooden , woody
[ C ] (also woods [ pl. ]) an area of trees, smaller than a forest :
a large wood
a walk in the woods
—see also wooded
[ C ] a heavy wooden ball used in the game of bowls
[ C ] a golf club with a large head, that was usually made of wood in the past
- not see the wood for the trees
- not out of the woods
—more at knock verb , neck noun , touch verb
Old English wudu , from a Germanic word related to Welsh gwŷdd trees.